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UPCOMING CONCERTS

Crystal Tears

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FROM PURCELL TO PROGRESSIVE ROCK!

ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM MARC VALLÉE AND FRÉDÉRIKE BÉDARD BASED ON 17th CENTURY WORKS!

Wednesday 19, Thursday 20, and Friday 21 April, 2017, 8pm
Maison de la culture Maisonneuve

Claire Gignac et compagnie will present Crystal Tears under the musical direction of composer and guitarist, Marc Vallée. This exceptional program was conceived by singer and actress Frédérike Bédard and unites two musical epochs: British composers of 1970s Progressive Rock and English composers of the 17th Century.

While they may seem to be diametrically opposed at first glance, these traditions both emerged from English culture and share notable melodic and harmonic similarities. Indeed, the quality and complexity of Progressive Rock seamlessly echoes works from the Elizabethan era: Frank Zappa versus John Dowland; Genesis and Gentle Giant versus Thomas Morley, Gibbons, and Purcell. A stunning and out-of-the-ordinary aesthetic meeting!

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Frédérike Bédard, concept, keyboard, solo voice
Marc Vallée, musical direction, guitars, lap steel, bass clarinet, voice
Vincent Réhel, keyboards
Mario Légaré, bass, stick, contrabass, voice
Christian Paré, drums, percussion, voice
Artistic Direction: Claire Gignac
Production LANEF
Box Office: 514-528-2828 or admission.com

$30 (general admission), $25 (members of UDA, Guilde), $15 (students)                                        tax included, service charge applies


CD RELEASE

 ÎLES CD is now for sale

Double album

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You can order your CD by writing to diffusion@la-nef.com

or by phone at 514-523-3095

25 $ taxes included Visa and Master card accepted


Chinatown Blues, in Los Angeles

  • Performances: May 29 and 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm

TICKETS

Claire Gignac and friends and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre84165719-6273-4e5a-a04f-f86d9c26a62d

Los Angeles choreographer Heidi Duckler and multi-instrumentalist and composer Claire Gignac joined forces to create a unique performance in a rather unusual place. A stimulating encounter between living music and contemporary dance.

Called “the reigning queen of site-specific performance,” by the L.A. Times, Heidi Duckler has choreographed more than 100 original dance works at unique sites around the world (Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong, New York, etc.). She received numerous awards and honors throughout her carreer.

With : Marissa Labog, Eva Wilder, Eli Nelson, Juan De La Rosadancers; Claire Gignac, tenor saxophone,  multiple instruments, voice; Martien Bélanger, guitars, banjo; Frédéric Lebrasseur, drums; Steve Lalonde, real time sound processing.

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CD RELEASE

Notes de chevet

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Notes de chevet music and dance

Inspired by Makura no sōshi(The Pillow Book) by Lady Sei Shōnagon (Japan, around the year 1000), this show offers a real interaction between music, dance and poetry.

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